Rank-and-file

Rank-and-file – In reference to workers that are not in a leadership position

“If Jeremy takes one more vacation this year, I swear I’m going to turn his office into a meeting room and sit him out there with the RANK-AND-FILE.”

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  1. […] Rank-and-file With its roots buried in a military bunker somewhere, the buzzword rank-and-file—a term used to refer to lower ranking personnel, likely arrived in the corporate setting from a patriotic veteran that got promoted up the corporate ranks. Or maybe some bonehead that watched one too many episodes of MASH.  It doesn’t matter how rank-and-file got introduced into our professional lives, we need to stop demeaning people with it. […]

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